[Distutils] distutils version numbering

Stefan Seefeld seefeld at sympatico.ca
Wed Jan 5 22:54:33 CET 2005

M.-A. Lemburg wrote:

 > No, there was no distutils release after 1.0.3.

but the version shipping with python 2.3 has API changes,
so how can I figure out what version I'm using ?

 > Starting with Python 2.4, distutils seem to follow
 > the Python version number (even though I'm not really
 > sure who made that decision and what the motivation
 > was).
 > You should probably switch on both the distutils
 > and Python version (it was and still is possible
 > to install the current distutils package for
 > Python 2.1).

Ok, let me rephrase: script permissions are fixed
if either I'm running python 2.3 or above, or
distutils' own version is 2.4 or above. Correct ?


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